As we’ve all heard, it’s helpful to show up to an interview with a well-thought-out list of questions about the position and company. But there are certain questions that many of us are nervous to bring up; and while some of these should definitely be avoided, others are just fine — and, in fact, very important — to ask.
The interview process can feel overwhelming to anyone, particularly to those who have been out of work for a while for treatment or are looking to change jobs after cancer. That’s why it’s critical to arm yourself with as much information as possible and know what you’re trying to get out of the interview, before you head into it.
A recent article from The Muse discusses which questions are actually smart and strategic to ask, even if they make you or the interviewer a little uncomfortable. These questions are key because the information they solicit could be critical in terms of helping you determine whether the position is right for you. According to the article, the following should be included in your list of prepared questions:
- “Is this a new position, or are you looking to backfill the role?”
- “What are the expectations for this role, and how often are employees evaluated?”
- “What opportunities do employees have for professional growth?”
- “What made you excited about joining the company?”
For the full article, click here. For more tips on interviewing and preparing for an interview, check out the Interviewing section of our website, including “Mock Interviews,” “Interviewing Methods & Tips” and “Informational Interviews.”